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Unread 03-07-2012, 12:43 PM
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Re: remington 721

Originally Posted by jerrschmitt View Post
Any of those are possible. Depends on what you want to do with the rifle.

I hope you mean that your are re-barreling and not re-chambering.

.250 AI would be my choice for a 1000 yard target rifle.
Yes I will be buying new barrel for it but I do not want to spend $200 on a new bolt to change the bolt face size, so thats why the calibers listed. I really like the 6.5 and 7mm bullets so I think Im going with either the 6.5-06 or the 280
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    Unread 03-07-2012, 08:58 PM
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    Re: remington 721

    721's are just as easy to build from as a 700.

    Mill the tang for the safety and it is a complete interchange for all 700 parts.

    I've built a couple. Latest is a 6.5x284.
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    Unread 03-07-2012, 11:53 PM
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    Re: remington 721

    This is good input on the 280 and the 6.5. Hard to beat those slipperey pills when stretching her out there a little.

    geargrinder> Tell us more about the 6.5x.284 and what if any modifications or advantages it will have over the 6.5-06?

    timmay> Apologies for kinda highjacking your thread, but you posted a question I have a great deal of interest in.
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    Unread 03-07-2012, 11:59 PM
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    Re: remington 721

    I love my .280, but if I had the option i would go AI. Any talk of the .280 not feeding well is folly, they feed great.

    If your not gonna go with the .280/.280 AI I would go for the 6.5-.284.

    All the calibers mentioned are in the same performance class, but the .280 beats them all in barrel life and knock down power.
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